New Concept for Dining… つくられた外食の新しい形

After coronavirus spread all over the world, humans disappeared from the dine-out business back in 2020 during the lock-downs. The following year, restaurants and other social gathering spaces reopened its business, and yet, some restrictions still have remained. Where I live, the Pacific west coast of Canada, most of the public spaces including restaurants, museums,…

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When to Say “No”? いつ『できません』と言う?

(日本語は英語の後にありますよ〜) How often do you say “No” to the favours that others ask of you?   Depends.  I would love to say yes to people all the time and help or support as many as people possible. How much can one person offer?   I helped a person who suffered from a great deal of…

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The Image of a Person is Made:an Illusion ★人のイメージはつくられたもの

Have you mad e a quick judgement on a person?  I have seen and experienced many people do that.  Because of the voice of the person, the particular style of cloth they were, or even based on whatever they like to eat, some people tend to determine who they might be depending on how they…

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Living as who I am 私らしく生きる

Who do I want to be? Who am I? (日本語は英語の後にありますよ)Do I really know?  The other day, someone I know briefly defined me. The definition did not match with mine, but my intention is not to complain about it. I appreciate other’s thoughts and different ways of knowing, and yet I also know that a decision…

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How do I listen to time? 時間と相談?

日本語は英語の後にありますよ💕 I hear this phrase, “I don’t have time for it” But, really … Do humans make time or time comes to them? When does time run out and how do humans determine the moment? Can I create a segment of time like that really? After all, what is time indeed? Time flies! I think…

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Why not teach ‘how to’? なぜ作り方を教えないか

Some people ask me if I teach ‘how to’ cook. My answer is no. So then, why not?  As one of the many concepts I contemplate during the making process, I am interested in cultivating imagination by being creative through artistic engagement. I find that a process of cooking similar to art making process. There…

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Making Public Place 公共の場のつくる

The warm summer breeze touched my cheek. I checked the weather forecast, which informed me of the early heat wave! It looked like the rain was on its way after the short snip of summer weather. I could not help myself to plan a spontaneous camping trip. This instant decision required some schedule adjustments. I…

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Captivate as Showing 「見せる」より「魅せる」

I haven’t been here for a while – I was busy, but also my writing angels decided not to linger in my head. I only write when my writing angels stay by my side. I almost feel like they just appear out of nowhere and tells me what to write. Once I am in a…

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Be nice to Self 自分を大切にするとは?

Be nice to Self. What does that mean? 日本語は英語の下にありますよ。 Do whatever I want to do? Get whatever I wish to obtain? To spoil self? Be nice to myself means, to me, to embrace the whole self in the most positive way.  “How come I make such a silly mistake!?”  I used to blame myself. “Why am…

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Miso Soup My Way みそ汁と幸せの引き寄せ

Miso soup is typical dish that Japanese cuisine includes from course menu to simple meals. And yet, I don’t make it very often because finding the ‘right ingredients for dashi (broth)’ can be hard. Nonetheless, there are some easier ways. For those who have never made miso soup, here is a basic recipe. (日本語は下にありますよ) Ingredients…

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